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Masks are a part of the African culture and these beautiful masks have influenced many great artists, like Picasso.

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Masks are often a part of the African culture. Used in dance or ceremonial purposes, African masks can have a religious meaning. The carver of the mask will look to their ancestors for guidance while carving the mask.

I have never seen a mask like this before. Alien and scary.

The History of African Masks You May Have Never Heard Of

coeurdartishow - La réalisation de masques africains, ici en papier découpé et raphia. Les masques sont collés dans le carnet de voyages...

coeurdartishow - La réalisation de masques africains, ici en papier découpé et raphia. Les masques sont collés dans le carnet de voyages...

African Mask. (If you know the culture from which this mask derives, please add in a comment below.)

African masks and African statues from the Tikar tribe of Cameroon. This Tikar Mask measures 17 inches tall.

I have a huge collection of African masks - and some could use a makeover...

Bob, Why the Long Face mixed media mosaic African mask by Valerie of MISTFLOWER STUDIO What a stunning piece of art.

African Masks 2: Six African

Buy African Masks 2 by Malchev on GraphicRiver. Six African masks. No transparency and gradients used.

Luba Kifwebe mask.  See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

African School - Kifwebe Mask, Luba Culture, from Democratic Republic of Congo - Fine Arts Reproduction

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa.  Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask people of the DRC, Africa. Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

Carved in Gabon by the Fang people, this mask was traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community. H: 24"

Gabon Fang people mask traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community.

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